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The Somme: a summing up?
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The Somme: a summing up?

In Britain we have been commemorating the Battle of the Somme during World War One, a particularly extreme incident in a conflict characterised by pointless carnage.   Steve Latham   On the first day alone 20,000 British soldiers were killed. By the end of the three-month offensive, over one million […]

“Wired” World?
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“Wired” World?

When “Wired” magazine began in 1993, it did so on a wave of euphoric optimism about the future. It expressed the positive-thinking future orientation of a confident turbo-capitalism.   Steve Latham   Communism had collapsed in Eastern Europe. The only alternative to free enterprise had bitten the dust. And there […]

The power of love
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The power of love

(Thanks to “Huey Lewis and the News” – you know what I mean!). Ever since Karl Marx poured scorn upon romantic and utopian Socialists in the Communist Manifesto, the place of ‘love’ has been marginal in Left Wing discourse.   Steve Latham   Instead, Communists insisted on the priority of […]

The neo-gnostic disembodied self
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The neo-gnostic disembodied self

Virtual reality is now, a reality. A new generation of VR headsets have come on the market. Initially, they will be used for immersive gaming experiences.     Steve Latham   These will be far more all-encompassing than ordinary, ‘traditional’, computer games, played on either PCs or mobile devices. Instead, […]